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USB Headset

#1 Post by arjaybe » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:47 pm

Can anyone tell me how to make my USB-connected headset work? It doesn't produce any sound at all.

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Re: USB Headset

#2 Post by Gordon Cooper » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:39 am

You have not given us much to work on, the question is a bit like the old one of : why did the chicken cross the road?

For a start.
1. Did the headset work previously ?
2. A usb connection, does the headset have an internal amplifier and require power? This means that it will not work with
a non-powered external hub.
3. What is the source ? Is there audio supposed to be available on the usb output?
4. Can the audio be heard on the usual internal speaker or from the usual line-out socket?
5. And for old guys like me, is your hearing aid turned on ?
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Re: USB Headset

#3 Post by mw1649 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:27 am

Start something playing and then check in PulseAudio Volume Control, accessed thru' the menu or by right clicking the volume icon in the panel, that in the "Playback" tab your output device is set to MV USB AUDIO or something similar.Also check it is not muted by clicking the speaker icon next to the lock icon.
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Re: USB Headset

#4 Post by arjaybe » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:54 pm

You're right, I didn't give much information.

It's a new Sennheiser PC8 with a boom microphone. I've never used a headset through USB before and I know little about it, but when it's plugged in it shows up as an audio card. (I'm using KDE so I find it in the KDE System Settings) Further blundering has revealed that I can make it work on both output and input on the OSes that are using Phonon, except on this one where only output works. I use Audacity to test it.

I'm encouraged that it does work in some cases, and I'm sure that further blundering will give me more, eventually. I was just looking for (hoping for) some magic incantation that will get me there with reduced blundering.-)
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